Bent Over Row Exercise Variation

The bent over row is one of my favourite horizontal pulling movements as it requires one to maintain a stable torso position whilst standing in a hip hinge position.  Therefore it trains not only the muscles of the back, but also that of the core and lower body.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a bent over row using the trap bar.  This is different to the traditional barbell bent over row in that each hand is working independently from one another and therefore you must work to stabilise through the body with pulling movements occurring at both hands.  This could also be easily set up in a gym should one have to portable landmine / torsonators.  One may also look to perform a similar exercise by using kettlebells or dumbbells in the bent over row.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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